Self guided Year 12 visits 

Student preparation before you visit the Library:

  • Download our subject guide (DOC, 297 KB)  for your students to plan their research
  • Work with students to determine keywords
  • See the "Search Tips" for manipulating keywords - i.e. "phrase searching" and * (use the asterisk for truncation)
  • Familiarise yourself with available library services for your visit

Search UQ Library Search for books

  • In UQ Library Search
    • Choose Physical items in drop down box
    • Do keyword search  
    • Filter on left hand side by Content Type: Books
    • Filter also by Library Location: e.g. Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Write down Title and Call numbers on the Subject Guide

Many of our books are now in e-format and non-UQ students (guests) will not have access to these.  

Once you are in the Library at UQ…

Finding the books

Library locations and floor plans

  • Academic libraries use the Library of Congress call numbering system, not the Dewey decimal system.  This means the call numbers start with a letter(s) and are followed by a number so record the call number carefully.
  • UQ St Lucia campus has seven library branches – it is therefore important that students note the location of the books they are looking for.  (They should have limited by Library Location: e.g. Social Sciences and Humanities)

Logging on to library computers

You will be required to log on as a guest
Instructions are:

  • Other User will show on screen
  • click the arrow on the left hand side to switch user
  • click ‘Login for library users’ (right hand box with “Guests” in it)
  • guests username and password are both libguest

Databases / eBooks / journal articles for library guests

There are some electronic resources accessible to everyone within the library.

Guest Printing

As a Library guest you need to register a print/copy card to use the Library printing services.

Photocopying is no longer possible for school students.  They can scan however:

  • Borrow a photocopy / scan card from the AskUs desk on Level 1.  You will need the card to be able to use a USB to scan.
  • Students can then use a “Print / Scan / Copy” machine. Touch your card to the card reader, insert your USB on the right hand side and follow instructions to scan pages from books.  It is free to do this.
  • Return the photocopy/scan card to the AskUs desk after use.
  • Scan to email or USB information

Using library spaces

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